Dentures & Partial Dentures In Tinley Park
A proven and affordable solution to tooth loss
No matter how well you take care of your teeth, tooth loss may become a reality later in life. Our Tinley Park dentures clients frequently choose this time-tested and cost-effective way of combating tooth loss.
Today’s options for tooth replacement are more varied than ever before, but full or partial dentures are still the tried and true solution favored by many of our Tinley Park patients.
There are two kinds of dentures: partial and full.
Partial dentures are a great solution if you’re missing only a few teeth along the dental arch. In this case, a “bridge” is created to fill in the gaps left by missing teeth. In addition to filling the spaces between teeth, partial dentures prevent the existing teeth from changing position.
Full dentures may be required if you have no remaining natural teeth. This can be the result of gum disease, injury, or tooth decay. Full dentures can work wonders for both your health and your appearance. By allowing you to eat more easily and speak more clearly, dentures can affect overall health in ways you might never have imagined. Dentures also help fill out the face and profile, giving the patient a more youthful and healthy appearance. With full or partial dentures, you may find your smile looks better than ever!
Dentures are now higher in quality and more comfortable than ever before. Our technicians craft our dentures and partial dentures from acrylic and metal. Depending on your specific needs, the dentures may simply be held in place by adhesives or suctions. In some cases, however, a dental implant may be required to anchor your dentures to your jaw.
Are Dentures The Right Fit For You?
Some of the technological advances of modern dentistry may make dentures seem old-fashioned, but they remain a popular option because of several key advantages:
- They are often more affordable than other alternatives
- Dentures are natural looking
- Easy to clean and care for
- Easy to remove or replace
- Often no surgery required
What to Expect
For the first few weeks, dentures and partial dentures can feel awkward. Don’t worry. You will get used to them over time. They may feel uncomfortable as your tongue and cheek muscles learn to navigate around them. Soreness and minor irritation are not uncommon with new dentures and you may notice an increased saliva flow. Fortunately, these problems will go away as your mouth adjusts to the dentures.
Dentures make eating a more pleasant experience for most patients, but you should always start out with soft food cut into small pieces. Chewing on both sides and keeping the pressure even on both sides of the mouth will help your mouth adjust to eating with dentures. Sticky and hard foods should be avoided, especially while the dentures are still new.
As with any dental procedure, regular follow-ups with your dentist will ensure the best results. Your dentist will be able to check and adjust your dentures to make sure you're getting the most out of them. If you have experience soreness or irritation, your dentist can make adjustments to maximize comfort and effectiveness. Practicing regular dental hygiene is always the key to success with any dental procedure.